Ashok Leyland 32-seater buses has been donated to seven state-owned tertiary institutions by the Kogi state government. This is to lighten the stress of transportation of students across the state.
Mr. Awwal Mohammed, commissioner for transportation, said that the act was geared towards easing the burden of transportation for students and staff of affected institution. He made this statement at the official hand-over ceremony of the buses.
The schools that benefited are “Kogi state University ,Anyigba; Kogi state college of education, Ankpa; Kogi state Polytechnic, Lokoja including the Osara campus. Others are Kogi state college of nursing and midwifery, Obagende; Kogi state college of Education Technical, Kabba; and Kogi state college of science and health technology, Idah,” Mohammed stated.
Mohammed said the Kogi state education sector had never had it good before Governor Yahaya Bello came into power and that he had shown interest and commitment towards the improvement of the welfare and well-being of students.
“Not only has the governor fulfilled his promise to our students across Nigeria to pay their bursary allowances but also went further to increase the bursary by 300 per cent.” He said.
The Vice-chancellor of the Kogi state University, Prof. Abdulkadir Mohammed, responded on behalf of the other institutions thanking the state government for its kind gesture. “It will also go a long way in helping the students and lecturers in research and other academic activities.” He said.